Kids' activities

There is lots to learn about why Long Reef Aquatic Reserve is a special place.

Here are some fun activities you can do

Why is Long Reef an aquatic reserve?

Long Reef was declared an aquatic reserve in 1980 and was the first reserve in NSW.

It’s a unique and special place for many reasons and it’s everyone’s responsibility to help look after it.


  • Look after Long Reef. What are the do’s and don’ts in an aquatic reserve? Design a poster to educate the community about the actions everyone can do to help protect Long Reef Aquatic Reserve, now and in the future.

Meet more of the locals

Explore more of the awesome animals and plants that live at Long Reef. Do you have a favourite? Which one’s can survive out of the water and why? How many different shapes and colours can be found in a rock pool?


  • Draw your own rock pool or rocky shore. Fill it with the different animals and plants that you would find at Long Reef. Can you draw one spiky, two star-shaped and three round animals? Make it colourful.